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What do you think of nonpaleo meatballs?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 08, 2013 at 6:25 AM

I still have a big bag of costco italian meatballs left from before trying to enter ketosis. The thing is, their macronutrient breakdown looks pretty good:

For a serving of 5 meatballs: Fat: 20 gm Protein: 16 gm Carbs: 6 gm Calories: 270

They also taste delicious!

My concern is that they contain bread crumbs made from white flour (BAAAAAD!!!)... exposing me to gluten and gliadin, and all the other baddies in wheat.

Do you think I should still eat these? I was thinking about eating around 1-2 servings total in a day.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on January 09, 2013
at 01:29 AM

Please do!!!!!!!

Ed0cb30f40daff568778b776b2a5a81d

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on January 08, 2013
at 03:54 PM

That's not really my point. You could be eating 100g of cabbage instead (which I would prefer anytime but we're all different).

B2634bf90fa31b48a60e7c4f06761200

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on January 08, 2013
at 03:20 PM

maybe I should just donate them to you!

B2634bf90fa31b48a60e7c4f06761200

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on January 08, 2013
at 03:19 PM

It's painful to toss out something that was just recently bought and barely used.... but for the greater good...

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on January 08, 2013
at 03:19 PM

Gluten intolerance is the exception not the norm.

B2634bf90fa31b48a60e7c4f06761200

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on January 08, 2013
at 03:18 PM

It actually fit really well in terms of carbs, with my overall macronutrient intake. Even with the meatballs, my overall carb intake was less than 50gm and blood tests blood ketone levels still confirm that I am in ketosis.

B2634bf90fa31b48a60e7c4f06761200

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on January 08, 2013
at 03:10 PM

Good call bout the ingredient list.. I completely forgot to take that into account. I was so focused on keeping appropriate macro, that I lost sight of everything else! To the donation pile they go!

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on January 08, 2013
at 01:37 PM

"perfectly good" is the problem here. They aren't!

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on January 08, 2013
at 01:36 PM

What did the dog do to deserve the poison?

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on January 08, 2013
at 06:50 AM

Half of the ingredients in those meatballs would not even qualify as "food". I wouldn't even feed it to your pets.

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on January 08, 2013
at 10:42 AM

You can't possibly be expecting anyone here to validate you consuming grains. Or maybe you do. You obviously know the answer. Feed them to your dog.

B2634bf90fa31b48a60e7c4f06761200

(694)

on January 08, 2013
at 03:19 PM

It's painful to toss out something that was just recently bought and barely used.... but for the greater good...

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on January 08, 2013
at 01:36 PM

What did the dog do to deserve the poison?

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3fc95bca9e723edfbbb72b172798ab49

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on January 08, 2013
at 06:38 AM

I would avoid them, personally, though there is likely a friend or colleague that would LOVE some tasty meatballs (just because WE may not eat it doesn't mean food should be thrown away)! Not necessarily because of the macros, per se, but because of what I imagine the ingredient list looks like.

I notice this about a LOT of the foods found in the open freezer section of Costco. There are a LOT of pre-seasoned/marinated/etc. foods and they are almost all anathema to anything Paleo (hell, to most things in CW too).

Costco really does run the gamut from "cheap Paleo must buy" to "your stomach may explode".

B2634bf90fa31b48a60e7c4f06761200

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on January 08, 2013
at 03:10 PM

Good call bout the ingredient list.. I completely forgot to take that into account. I was so focused on keeping appropriate macro, that I lost sight of everything else! To the donation pile they go!

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on January 08, 2013
at 01:06 PM

When I eat "typical" meatballs (such as what you have or what's available in a typical cafeteria), they sit in my stomach like a sack of coins, most likely due to the bread crumbs and other fillers. I would avoid these as they are very non-Paleo and specifically have a lot of things in them that you're trying to avoid.

Trade them to someone else for some hamburger meat or something.

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74c1777d7d39b053ca64c065dcdb0072

on January 08, 2013
at 01:02 PM

Meatballs are really easy to make from scratch. Why not just make them yourself?

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on January 08, 2013
at 12:47 PM

Not optimal, but probably ok. I'm broke right now and wouldn't consider not eating perfectly good food (and am not dogmatic enough to simply not call them food).

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on January 08, 2013
at 01:37 PM

"perfectly good" is the problem here. They aren't!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on January 08, 2013
at 03:19 PM

Gluten intolerance is the exception not the norm.

B2634bf90fa31b48a60e7c4f06761200

(694)

on January 08, 2013
at 03:20 PM

maybe I should just donate them to you!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on January 09, 2013
at 01:29 AM

Please do!!!!!!!

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Ed0cb30f40daff568778b776b2a5a81d

(943)

on January 08, 2013
at 09:48 AM

If you want to experiment with ketosis then it's very inconvenient (stupid) to spend that amount of carbs on some store bought meatballs which contains flour!

Ed0cb30f40daff568778b776b2a5a81d

(943)

on January 08, 2013
at 03:54 PM

That's not really my point. You could be eating 100g of cabbage instead (which I would prefer anytime but we're all different).

B2634bf90fa31b48a60e7c4f06761200

(694)

on January 08, 2013
at 03:18 PM

It actually fit really well in terms of carbs, with my overall macronutrient intake. Even with the meatballs, my overall carb intake was less than 50gm and blood tests blood ketone levels still confirm that I am in ketosis.

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0322015c4939fe66483d9af05079ad87

on January 08, 2013
at 09:18 AM

I wouldn't do that if I were you. I think the absolute minimum when talking about healthy eating is cook your stuff from scratch (except when dining out - we must socialize here and there). Then we can argue over details - is butter or ghee paleo, can you eat potatoes etc.

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